If the Dodgers and Giants are tied at the end of play Sunday, the Game 163 tiebreaker to decide the National League West would start at 6:08 p.m. PT on Monday, and would be televised by ESPN2.
In the event that a tiebreak game is necessary between the @SFGiants and @Dodgers to determine the NL West Champion, the game would be played at 9:08 pm ET at Oracle Park in San Francisco, exclusively televised on ESPN2 and also streaming on the @ESPN App.— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 3, 2021
To force a Game 163, the Dodgers need a win Sunday against the Brewers and a Giants loss to the Padres.
The Giants would host the Dodgers on Monday in a potential tiebreaker, by virtue of winning 10 of 19 games against the Dodgers during the season.
Now the only question is whether Dodgers-Giants would be the only MLB game on Monday. With four teams vying for the two American League wild card spots on Sunday, there could be as many as two extra AL games on Monday as well.
If the Dodgers reach a Game 163 against the Giants, Max Scherzer will start on Monday.
“I don’t see any other way to look at it,” manager Dave Roberts said Sunday. “I think it’s just play to win that game [Monday], and then we’ll kind of figure it out, however that plays out.”